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5 WordPress Plugins for Photographers

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If you consider what you do during the time you’re on the internet, you’ll find that often you’re hopping from website to website–one thing catches you’re eye and before you’ve had time to explore everything, you’re on to the next. Because of this, there is less time to convey a message, which is part of the reason why photos are not only a great art form but one of the quickest ways to communicate a message or a feeling. Photographers are always finding new ways to capture thoughts or moments through their images.

Since the use of images is such a necessity, there has to be an easy way to make them accessible. These plugins make uploading and displaying images easy for photographers, so their work can be seen. I’ve put together a list of the top WordPress plugins for photographers. Check it out!

1. Portfolio Slideshow

Portfolio Slideshow

Portfolio Slideshow adds an easy to use javascript slideshow to your website, allowing images to be displayed clean and professionally. The slideshow works well with any design and supports many themes.

2. oQey Gallery

oQey Gallery

oQey Gallery is an awesome WordPress Plugin that makes Photo Slideshows easy! Its video and music capabilities work great on an iPhone, iPad, iPod etc. It gives you the power to customize the look of the gallery and slideshow with additional skins. If the pre-made ones don’t quit work for you then you can order a skin fit for your own branding. oQey also allows you to have multiple galleries so your work can stay neatly organized!

3. Yet Another Photoblog

Yet Another Photoblog

Yet Another Photoblog is a non invasive WordPress plugin that quickly and easily converts your blog into a full featured photoblog. This plugin combines many of the perks of other plugins such as easy image upload, multiple thumbnail sizes, EXIF data processing and output, etc.

4. Imsanity

Imsanity

Imsanity is a resizing machine! This super efficient plugin resizes large image uploads down to the size that works to best be displayed in a browser. This plugin lets you edit based on maz width, height and quality. One great perk is how Imsanity automatically scales images from contributors that are too large for your browser down to the appropriate size. Imsanity is great for bloggers who don’t want to scale images before uploading.

5. Awesome Flickr Gallery

Awesome Flickr Gallery

Awesome Flickr Gallery is a simple, quick plugin. This plugin simplifies the process of having your Flickr photos in a gallery on your WordPress website. It also allows you to customize your Flickr galleries so they can look clean, professional, fun or whatever you’re aiming for!

As you can see, each of these plugins make blogging a lot easier for photographers. Whether its resizing, customizing galleries, or giving you an awesome slideshow, these plugins are great for getting images out there and displayed in the best possible way. Now you just have to choose which one works best for you! Have you tried any of these before and loved them? Have you used any other WordPress plugins that you feel belong on this list? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think!

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